By Rodolphe Lameyse
Good morning and welcome to the third day of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022. I’m sure many of you are getting into the swing of things by now, but for those of you who are just arriving we’ve got a wide range of events lined up for you today, so please take full advantage of these. A number of Masterclasses will be taking place in Hall 3, starting with a tasting of Carmenere brought to you all the way from Chile and a presentation of rosés by the Fédération Viticole Anjou Saumur. It’s also definitely worth sticking around this afternoon for the Chef/Sommelier duo and Vinexpo Challenge hosted by Marc Almert, best sommelier of the world. If you haven’t already had the chance, check out our new WineTech Perspectives area in Hall 4 where a panel discussion on using technology for good will be starting at 10:30am, followed by a presentation about innovative approaches to responsible wine growing. The same goes for our Be Spirits section, where today you can hear from the national Armagnac marketing bureau (BNIA) and learn about innovations in the world of premium spirits courtesy of La Spiriterie Française. Hall 5 continues to be the ‘centre of the world’ with winemakers from around the globe putting their best products forward. So why not explore what producers in other places like Kazakhstan and New Zealand are doing? Over in Hall 6, our Wine Talks series will kick off at 10:00am exploring the the post-Covid hospitality industry, followed by a conference on whether regulations on winemaking are keeping up with what consumers want. Remember the show continues across the city this evening with our 80 partner bars and bistros serving delicious food and wine pairings.